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Reorienting Priorities

Reorienting priorities

Notwithstanding the fact that Pakistan has suffered the most in the war against terror and contributed immensely to keep terrorism in check to a great extent – an effort widely…

A Return To Dialogue

A return to dialogue

The vision of shared regional prosperity is undoubtedly linked to peace and security in the South Asian region – especially in Afghanistan, which has become the epicentre of terrorism that…

Keeping Friends

Keeping friends

While it is important that substantive peace talks are held between the Afghan government and the Taliban, the latter believe that since their government was overthrown by the US and…

Journey To Peace

Journey to peace

Every year, International Peace Day is celebrated on September 21 to raise awareness about the importance of peace and the negative impacts of war. The day, which was first celebrated…

Understanding hybrid warfare

Gone are the days of fighting wars in the conventional manner; today's strategy combines conventional warfare, irregular tactics and terrorist acts, including subverting the media by using the advertising power…

Ignoring instability

Pakistan and Afghanistan are not only geographically closely linked but are also socially, economically and strategically interdependent. Pakistan has neither been able to safeguard itself from the fallouts of instability…

On The Afghan Front

On the Afghan front

Events that took place in the month of October in Afghanistan reflect the changing winds in the region and might offer a new direction to the decades-old internecine wars in…

Pakistan’s Afghan problem

The writer is a retired air-vice marshal, former ambassador and a security and political analyst. The United States has been a part of two developments on Afghanistan in the recent…

War Machine

War machine

What does it take to win a $23 billion-a-year war? With the DoD on the brink of recommitting up to 3,900 more US soldiers to the Afghan battlefield and a…

The Rise Of A New Threat In Afghanistan

The rise of a new threat in Afghanistan

The growing political instability and weak security apparatus in Afghanistan is encouraging the Islamic State – or Daesh – to spread its tentacles and wrest more territories in the country’s…